04 December 2009
Week 12 -WR. We are Home
That was a great road trip. My kids are terrific on long trips, and we had a wonderful time with my sister and everybody there. Our family is great, but we are spread too far across the country.
This is my weekly report so I had better talk about school now.
This week, CC and I finished placing her in Saxon 5/4 . I noticed a few things that she had never before seen (or didn't remember seeing) so she freaked out a bit over that, but the tests kindly tell you which lesson taught that skill. I had intended to start by backing up and doing just the lessons that had missing skills then proceeding with the material that would be all new to her, but I didn't. I went back to lesson 15 (which is source lesson for the first problem that freaked her out), and we just started there. We have completed lessons 15 and 16 after taking 4 placement tests in our week. At the end of today's lesson which had no NEW math information, she was smiling and said "I'm good at these." That statement is priceless.
We are happily reading House of Arden again, and still loving it. The language is beautiful, and the story is enchanting. CC wants us to study English history so that she can know more about each of the times that the children travel, and she wants to know English history as well as the children in the story. This week we read about the Gunpowder Plot again. Please to remember....
She is studying weather in her enrichment school, but has found that she is ahead of what is being taught. She did learn to make parachutes for her toys this week in class.
On the road trip, CC discovered that she loves crossword puzzles so I am going to add some into our week as a vocabulary exercise. And the Martha Speaks PBS show is a terrific show. I had purchased the whole season on itunes before we left so we could watch them in the car. They are great and educational. Highly recommended.
Today, I said something that seems to get said a lot around here.
"CC, please put down that Roman history book so that we can do history."
That was the week of schooling that we accomplished besides the trip to Roswell to study critical thinking, two trips to Seaworld which were a nice followup to our whale-watching trip this summer, a visit to the San Antonio Zoo, a visit to Ripley's, a mirror maze, a walk on the riverfront, 36 hours in the car, 3 nights in hotels, 4 nights at my sister's house, my mom, my sister, my bil, two nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, and a wiener dog.
What a week.